V140 The Super Duchess

Huge clean headroom or vintage drive in an incredibly responsive single channel amp. One for the feel players… and then some

 
 
Based on our V40 Deluxe but with 100 watts of glorious 6L6 headroom, long-tank spring reverb and an extra Mid Kick option

 

Our V40 Deluxe is enough for most… but lovers of high-headroom dynamics asked us for more.
We delivered with V140 The Super Duchess offering classic American cleans through to pushed tweedy grit and driven British blues-rock. We also added a valve-driven long tank spring reverb for ultimate depth, plus an extra Mid Kick position for those giant, expressive cleans with body and sustain to spare.

Single Channel & Voice Switch

Go from massive Californian tones with single coils, through to a driven mid-’60s British drive all in one channel. Voice II strengthens the midrange at the input for more punch and cut. Compared with
V40 Deluxe, V140 is bigger, stronger, fuller and more strident across the board for those who want it.

Mid Kick

Works in conjunction with the middle pot to boost midrange frequencies in the EQ section. The more you push the mid pot, the more it pushes overdriven sounds, especially with humbuckers. Position 2 is new (compared with V40 Deluxe) and is extra strident and cutting. Beautiful clarity with cleans too.

Long-Tank Spring Reverb

V140 has a valve-driven-and-recovered long-tank spring reverb, for authentic, vintage-style ’verb. We've also included a Tone pot on the reverb that enables you to go from smooth, dark ambience to much more bright and 'springy' sounds. The reverb is also footswitchable on and off.

Valve-Driven Tremolo

Tremolo was one of the first ever guitar effects that's been put to stunning use in everything from blues, rock'n'roll, country, rock, Americana, pop and more. It's much loved in the V40 Deluxe, so we included it here as well. A little or a lot, especially with reverb – utterly addictive!

Low Power Mode
 
If 100 watts is too huge for some environments, you can switch down to 30 watts. It's still plenty loud but the feel and dynamics are different, enabling you to explore different sounds and textures either standalone or with your favourite pedals. 
Series Effects Loop

The hard-bypassable effects loop enables you to use delays, reverbs etc after the preamp section of the amp to keep them clean sounding, especially if you use drive in the amp. V140 is a fantastic pedal platform either straight in the front or using the loop.

V140 The Super Duchess key features & specification
Format:  Single-channel head
Power: 96 Watts high power / 30 watts low power
Valves: 2 x 12AX7, 2 x 12AT7, 4 x 6L6
Size (mm): Unboxed 490(w) x 295(h) x 257(d) (includes feet, handle, corners)
Weight: 17.6kg / 38.7lbs (unboxed)
Extra features
  • Footswitchable spring reverb with tone control

  • Output bias tremolo

  • Three-position Mid Kick switch

  • Voice I & II switch

  • Series effects loop with hard bypass

  • External bias test points and adjustment

  • Two-button footswitch (reverb/tremolo)

  • Slip cover included

 

Recommended Cabinets

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V212-VCD

This open-backed 2x12 uses a pair of medium-magnet Celestion G12M-65 Creamback speakers. People are often amazed when they first hear the sheer 'size' and resonance of our vertical 2x12s, due in part to the solid pine principal construction. It has all the vibe of your favourite vintage cab, but with a stage- and car-friendly footprint, not to mention the easy one-hand carry. 485mm wide.

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V412-VCD

Nothing but nothing sounds like a quality 4x12 and this is exactly that. Solid pine top, bottom, sides and back, then loaded with four Celestion Vintage 30 12-inch speakers for the ultimate in power, projection and bottom-end response. It's finished in livery to match the V140 Super Duchess. Massive in every respect. 

High-headroom dynamics, amazing touch sensitivity and the kind of clarity and articulation that you'd expect from the
best boutique amps. Feel players will love it!
 
 

Where can I find one?

 

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